TUESDAY 11.21.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Dunes ***

11/21/2017 4:00 pm
11/21/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Forecast is calling for small sized 3-5 feet Tuesday. Conditions should clean.

C Surfers parents or a responsible parent appointed adult must be present to observe and make the call if it okay for there surfer to go out.

Please be suited up and ready to go by 4pm. Remember, we are now back to standard time so it will be getting dark an hour earlier.

Please check your email before heading to the beach to make sure the location hasn't changed or that practice hasn't been cancelled.

See you Tuesday!

Coaches Marty and Oliver

HMB High Surf Team Results from Waddell

HMB High Surf Team Results from Waddell:

Despite a frosty start to the second contest of the season at Waddell, HMB heated up the brisk offshore waste-to-head high peelers with some switched-on contest surfing in the early rounds into high tide. The Cougar shredders sent a number of team round competitors and alternates through, taking 5 medals in the finals once the tide completely drained out and revealed the menacing reef rocks underneath.

Team Round:

HMB (59) took down Santa Cruz Mountain (45) despite a depleted women's squad, since we are still missing one competitor (please let us know if you hear of any young ladies who would like to join the surf team). That aside, Emma Stone advanced from women's shortboard (1) and both Emma (1) and Ella Catalano-Dockens (2) went through in longboard. HMB swept men's shortboard in the first heat with Ryan Bair (1), Clay Johnson (2) and Mitchell King (3), and Nate Feix (1) and Luca Padua (3) advanced from the second heat. Clay (1) and Dayton Lindsey (2) also cross-stepped out of men's longboard into the individual rounds.

Alternate/Individual Round:

Nick Wiley (3) charged out of the alternate round before being halted in the quarters in men's shortboard along with Mitchell, Ryan and Clay. Though Nate (3) qualified for semis, he had to catch a flight to Spain for the holidays otherwise he could have been a contender in the finals as well. Bon voyage! We also welcomed Ren Terwey to his first surf contest in longboard, congratulations! Ella reached women's longboard semis before bowing out.

HMB had a great showing in the finals with Clay and Dayton taking their buddy act all the way through from the team, semi and final rounds with some intelligent wave splitting, nose riding and x-stepping. Stoked to have Dayton make his first finals as a freshman. Emma doubled up again in both short- and long-board finals, while Luca paired high speed runs on fast left peelers with drop-wallet gouges to finish his waves consistently and powerfully.

Final Results:

Emma Stone (1) women's shortboard
Emma Stone (3) women's longboard
Clay Johnson (2) men's longboard
Dayton Lindsey (6) men's longboard
Luca Padua (4) men's longboard.

Well done all and great effort for our second comp. Next up is January 20-21 at the Hook/Pleasure Point, but you never know just what nature has in store for us. Thanks again to Amber for organizing sustenance and the parents for providing. Gas fire pits from Matt King and Coach Kerri Kemp helped keep the frostbite at bay.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Surf Teams - Weekend Comps moved to Waddell - HS Saturday, JH Sunday

Surf Teams - Weekend Comps moved to Waddell - HS Saturday, JH Sunday

See below from the SCSSL:

Hi all,

The contests this weekend have been moved to Waddell, at the main parking lot. High schools will surf on Saturday and middle schools on Sunday. The surf is forecast to be small but contestable with light winds. There is a chance of rain on Sunday so middle schools be prepared!

There are bathrooms at Waddell but no other services. The closest food, etc is in Davenport.

HIGH SCHOOL
High School will be Saturday, Nov 18 at Waddell. Start time is 7:00.

7:00 Aptos v Soquel
8:15 Half Moon Bay v SC Mountain
9:30 Santa Cruz v Marin

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School will be Sunday, Nov 19 at Waddell. Start time is 7:00.

7:00 Shoreline v SC Mountain
8:15 New Brighton v Half Moon Bay
9:30 Mission Hill v Aptos

See you at the beach!
Susan

TUESDAY 11.14.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Dunes *** CANCELLED

11/14/2017 4:00 pm
11/14/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Forecast is calling for 5-8 to 3 feet overhead (double over Brody ++) Tuesday. That coupled with on-shore winds doesn't sound like much fun.

With the short days crossing the highway after practice in the dark makes the Jetty an unsafe option. Looks like the rest of the week is going to be poor conditions as well. This is a good time to get ahead on your homework, clean your room and pay it forward with your chores. You never know... but good surf could be right around the corner!

Reminder... there will be no practice this coming Sunday as it is a contest weekend. Club practice will resume next Tuesday!

Have a great week!

Coaches Marty and Oliver

Sunday 11.12.17 9am Club B and Middle School A Surfers Free Surf Practice - Location - Dunes

11/12/2017 9:00 am
11/12/2017 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Surf should be in the 3-4 foot range for tomorrow morning with a light SE breeze. Hopefully clean conditions.

Reminder... We do not bring the trailer to B practices... so be sure to bring your own boards!

Be sure to check your email Sunday morning in case we cancel or move to a different location.

Coaches Marty and Oliver

TUESDAY 11.7.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Dunes ***

11/07/2017 4:00 pm
11/07/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Forecast is calling for small sized 3-5 feet Tuesday. Conditions should clean.

C Surfers parents or a responsible parent appointed adult must be present to observe and make the call if it okay for there surfer to go out.

Please be suited up and ready to go by 4pm. Remember, we are now back to standard time so it will be getting dark an hour earlier.

Please check your email before heading to the beach to make sure the location hasn't changed or that practice hasn't been cancelled.

If you borrowed a Wavestorm surfboard from the trailer, please be sure to bring it back tomorrow. We ran short of boards last week!

See you Tuesday!

Coaches Marty and Oliver

*** UPDATE ***Sunday 11.5.17 9am Club B and Middle School A Surfers Free Surf Practice - Location - KELLY

11/05/2017 9:00 am
11/05/2017 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Surf is very small this morning. We are moving to Kelly. Bring a longboard!!

Reminder... We do not bring the trailer to B practices... so be sure to bring your own boards!

Be sure to check your email Sunday morning in case we cancel or move to a different location.

Coaches Marty and Oliver

High School Surf Team Results from Season Opener at Capitola

High School Surf Team Results from Season Opener at Capitola:

HMB Cougars knocked off the rust and dusted off the cobwebs from the summer break and embraced the surf year with fresh enthusiasm and new faces. Capitola was a little bit temperamental with some long lulls and then pulsing sets, but conditions were clean, chilly and contestable all day.

Team Round:

HMB (49) fell to a revitalized Aptos (59), leaving just a few too many readily available points on the table to take the win. Advancing from men's shortboard were Ryan Bair (2), Nate Feix (2) and Team Captain Nic Bouchard (3), while women's shortboard saw Emma Stone (1) move on. In men's longboard Clay Johnson (1) advanced and in women's longboard Emma Stone (2) and Ella Catalano-Dockens ganged up to make it through.

Alternate/Individual Round:

With the team stacked with talent this year we were fortunate to have an extra alternate heat for men's shortboard, which showcased Nohea Sharp, Sigurd Johnson and Max Ladabaum, while Andy Vana and Nico Simrock made a run in men's longboard as well. We welcomed to the team Dayton Lindsey and Ricky Johnson, and also welcomed back Luca Padua and Mitchell King.

Ryan and Nic bowed out in the men's shortboard quarter-finals after a some smart heat surfing and tack-sharp turns, with wave their selection coming up just short. Nate managed to squeak through to the men's shortboard semi-finals with some great finishing moves before being caught out of sync with just one wave. Emma surfed like a semi-pro all day and lit up an electrifying left backside with a three-turn top-to-bottom combo for the first perfect "10" of the season in the women's shortboard final; she also cherry picked some great set waves for 5th in longboard. Clay dug into his deep back of tricks with tail first 360 takeoffs, cross-stepping and critical nose-rides to take down men's longboard.

Final Results:

Emma Stone (1) women's shortboard
Emma Stone (5) women's longboard
Clay Johnson (1) men's longboard

Special shout out to Oliver Keeton for shooting the event all day (photos soon on team Flicker account), Team Amber/Wendy for organizing an amazing lunch, families for their contributions and Coach Kerri for riding herd on our wahines. All in all a fantastic start to the season, with a number of lessons learned and soon to be applied in the next contest, which is scheduled for November 18/19 at Pleasure Point/The Hook. Can't Wait!

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

TUESDAY 10.31.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Dunes (To be confirmed)***

10/31/2017 4:00 pm
10/31/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Forecast is calling for medium sized 3-5 feet Tuesday. Fingers crossed that this large swell from this weekend has pulled some sand out to get our sandbars back. If so we will shoot for Dunes Beach this Tuesday.

C Surfers parents or a responsible parent appointed adult must be present to observe and make the call if it okay for there surfer to go out.

Please be suited up and ready to go by 4pm.

Please check your email before heading to the beach to make sure the location hasn't changed or that practice hasn't been cancelled.

See you Tuesday!

Coaches Marty and Oliver

Important Capitola Contest Details - High School Team

Hi Folks -

Here are some last-minute instructions for the Capitola contest from the SCSSL for the High School squad Sunday. Please be there by 9:30 at the latest and earlier is advised if you want to park anywhere near the venue. We will have a team meeting at 10 a.m., a half hour before our team round starts. Looks like most are setting up on the beach near the jetty. Sounded like surf was good down there today and should be even more consistent Sunday as the swell peaks overnight and the period drops back down a bit. Surfers will have to hustle for waves (crowd surf), but do so with a smile on your face and good attitude. The sportsmanship clause below applies to all surfers, coaches and parents. Please observe it.

Here’s more information / reminders for this weekend’s contests:

Parking
Allow time for parking in Capitola - there is a large, inexpensive parking lot a short walk inland.

Contest base camps
Team base camps can be set up on the grassy area near the bathrooms and grandstand. The staging area east of the grandstand is blocked off due to a landslide last winter.

Equipment
Coaches are responsible for making sure their surfers are riding the appropriate equipment at contests. Shortboards must be 7’6” or less. Middle school longboards must be is a minimum of 9’ OR 3’ over the surfers head. High school longboards must be a minimum of 9’.

Jerseys
Jerseys are to be worn back to the beach where it was received and returned in a sportsmanlike manner by all competitors. Any competitor who removes their jersey while still in the water may be subject to a penalty.

Sportsmanship
Please make sure that surfers and parents are clear on the expectations for sportsmanship conduct.

Code of Ethics: The SC SSL abides by good sportsmanship and expects the same from coaches, student members and parents. In all SC SSL activities, be safe, courteous, fair, controlled, and show respect to fellow surfers, officials, coaches, spectators, local residents and their property and the environment. The use of foul language, violence, or illegal substances is prohibited.

Competition rules
Questions are welcome anytime!

See you this weekend,
Susan

This Weekend's SCSSL Contest Schedule Confirmed

From the SCSSL -

The contest schedule this weekend is:

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School will be Saturday at Capitola. Start time is 8:00. (Cunha vs Mission Hill start at 8:00 a.m.)

HIGH SCHOOL
High School will be Sunday at Capitola. Start time is 8:00. (HMB vs Aptos team heats start at 10:30 a.m.)

We will have Waddell as a back up if the predicted swell does not materialize. Be sure to check your email the night before in case of a change.

See you at the beach!
Susan

*** HIGH SURF ADVISORY **** Sunday 10.22.17 and Tuesday 10.24 Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice Cancelled.

10/22/2017
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers,

Forecast is calling for XXL LARGE sized 15-18 feet + occ 25ft ! All club practices are cancelled for this coming Sunday and next Tuesday.

We will not have practice on the weekend of 28th/29th as we will all be at the High School and Middle School contests. We encourage club surfers to come check out the contests and cheer our team surfers on!!

Check the website www.hmbsurfclub.com for contest updates location and times towards the end of the week.

Regular club practices will resume a week from Tuesday.

Coaches Marty and Oliver

Revised SCSSL contest schedule out

Surf Teams: please note the revised SCSSL contest schedule below - the January and March comps for junior high and high school teams have been shifted slightly and remain subject to change:

http://www.scsurfleague.org/p/blog-page.html

Contests
2017 / 2018 Season

Middle School / High School
Middle and High School dates will be finalized the Wednesday before the contest.

October 28 and 29, 2017 Waddell

November 18 and 19, 2017 Pleasure Point / The Hook

January 20 and 21, 2018 The Hook / Pleasure Point

February 24 and 25, 2018 The Lane

March 24 and 25, 2018 Manresa

State Championships
High School: April 21 - 23, 2018 Oceanside Harbor
Middle School: May 5 - 6, 2018 Oceanside Harbor

**all dates and venues are subject to change

Thanks,

Coach Mike

HMB High Black and Orange Ball

11/04/2017 6:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

Hi Folks:

The Black & Orange Ball is a very important fundraising effort for our entire athletic program and the Boosters help fund the high school surf team's league and state championship fees each year. Please support this important annual fundraiser, which makes the entire high school athletics program possible. There are many ways to support our Black & Orange surfer athletes. See below:

Attend the event on November 4th @ La Costanera, 6:30pm - 11:0pm
Event tickets @ $65 each, Heads + Tails game, and Drink tickets can be purchased online @ hmbcougarboosters.org

Half Moon Bay High School Cougar Boosters
hmbcougarboosters.org
Why Should I Contribute to Boosters? • It helps the school. A healthy athletic program contributes greatly to a positive high school atmosphere.

Play Heads + Tails for a chance to win a fun prize
Get your picture taken with Cougie
Check out the Silent Auction, including sign ups for the Cougar Pub Crawl (April 13, 2018)
Enjoy mixing and mingling with your Cougar friends while enjoying delicious bites that only La Costanera can provide
Dance the night away with DJ Blake
Support a wish list item (You can contribute directly to the surf team this way)
Be a FAMILY SPONSOR: $250
Sponsorship includes (2) tickets to the event; $24 in drink tickets; Recognition on website and event banner
20% of your sponsorship can be designated to the sport of your choice
Sponsorship can be purchased online @ hmbcougarboosters.org

Be a BUSINESS SPONSOR: $300 - $2500
Sponsorship includes event tickets; drink tickets; and various marketing promotions based on the level you choose
These sponsorships can also be purchased online @ hmbcougarboosters.org

Have season tickets to a local sports team? Our Cougar guests LOVE buying sports game tickets, so please consider donating a game or two! Please email jgandelman@me.com with your donation details.
We’d also love to include some vacation options on our silent auction table. Please consider lending us your vacation house or time share. Perhaps you have a great connection with an awesome hotel in SF or locally that might want to donate? We’d love that too!! Email jgandelman@me.com with your donation details.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

*** UPDATE**** HEALTH WARNING! AIR QUALITY INDEX IS AT 163 DUE TO FIRES - TUESDAY 10.17.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **JETTY*** PRACTICE IS OPTIONAL

10/17/2017 4:00 pm
10/17/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

*** UPDATE ****

AIR QUALITY INDEX 163 Health Message: People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. Everyone else should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion.

https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&zipcode=94019&subm...

We will be at the Jetty with the Trailer. It will be up to the parents to make the determination if it is okay for the kids to surf.

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Forecast is calling for LARGE sized 6-8 feet tomorrow. Swells of this size is not safe for surfing Dunes. We'll give it a shot at Surfer's. If it gets too big, we'll pull the kids out of the water.

C Surfers parents or a responsible parent appointed adult must be present to observe and make the call if it okay for there surfer to go out.

We will have the trailer in the dirt lot across the highway at Surfer's. Please use extreme caution crossing the highway as this will be at the peak of commute time!

Please be suited up and ready to go by 4pm.

Please check your email before heading to the beach to make sure the location hasn't changed or that practice hasn't been cancelled.

See you tomorrow!

Coaches Marty and Oliver

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